The Metro Planning Commission on Thursday deferred voting on a rezoning that would allow Elmington Capital Group to undertake a large-scale mixed-use project on Demonbreun Street.
The commission will now vote on the rezoning request (read more about the project here) on Thursday, June 11.
In addition, the commission approved rezoning requests involving the following proposed projects of note:
• Greenwood Village. A mixed-use project planned for East Nashville on the site once home to Hobson United Methodist Church near the Walden commercial district. Oak Tree Partners would serve as developer.
• Southgate Station. A 46-unit residential project slated for Wedgewood-Houston. William Smallman and Alpha One would serve as co-developers.
• A 24-unit residential project eyed for MetroCenter. James Garcia would serve as developer.
• A rezoning that would allow operations of Southern Grist Brewing in East Nashville.
Read more about each project here.
Construction technology company Trimble plans to put a foot on the ground in Nashville soon via a distribution partner that is based in St. Louis. BuildingPoint Mid-America has been formed by bringing together three dealers that do business in six states, marketing hardware, software, consulting, virtual design and construction services, personalized training and technical support. Read more here.
NeXovation principals and executives of Dover Motorsports last week amended — for the seventh time — their agreement to have locally based NeXovation buy the Nashville Superspeedway. The parties now expect to close on the deal by July 27, and NeXovation has paid Dover $400,000 (to go with the $2.5 million it has already handed over) and agreed to replenish its escrow account to the tune of $1.5 million by Monday.
Getahn Ward at The Tennessean reports that UBS is close to committing to 30,000 square feet in One Franklin Park, which already has snagged some other big names. The global financial giant, which has been busy building up its downtown operations center, will install some back-office workers in Cool Springs and also open a wealth management office that could grow to 28 people. Read more here.
Wilson County's planned $10 million Expo Center is under fire from area Republicans claiming the project shouldn't be backed by the government. County commissioners approved plans for the 86,000-square-foot project last month and a study estimates the project could be paid off in less than 20 years. But the Wilson County GOP is up in arms and there's a Lebanon-versus-Mt. Juliet element to the whole debate. Connie Esh at The Wilson Post has the details.
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